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Dr. Joe Gilman - Pianist, Bennett Friedman - Saxophonist, Robb Fisher - Bassist, Akira Tana - Drummer
SRJC MUSIC PRESENTS BENNETT FRIEDMAN QUARTET JAZZ CONCERT, NOVEMBER 13
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - SRJC Press Release Santa Rosa, CA — The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Music Department of Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) presents a jazz concert featuring the Bennett Friedman Quartet on Friday, November 13, at 8 p.m. in Newman Auditorium at the Santa Rosa campus located on 1501 Mendocino Avenue. The concert will feature Joe Gilman on piano, Robb Fisher on bass, and drummer Akira Tana. Proceeds from the concert benefit the SRJC Foundation Jazz Studies Fund. General admission is $10, or $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door only. $4 parking permits are required and available on campus lots.
The performance will feature the works of Thelonious Monk, Randy Brecker, and Blossom Dearie, as well as a new arrangement of Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band.”
Dr. Joe Gilman, Pianist
Gilman will be the featured pianist for this concert. Well known in jazz
circles for his recordings and appearances with vibraphonist Bobby
Hutcherson, Dr. Gilman is a full-time professor of music at American
River College in Sacramento, an adjunct professor of jazz studies at CSU
Sacramento, and a longtime associate of the Brubeck Institute and the
Stanford Jazz Workshop. He was also the music director of Capital Jazz
Project from 1997 to 2011.
Dr. Gilman has been the primary
pianist with jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson since September 2006,
and the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra since 2010. He has also performed
professionally with Eddie Harris, Joe Locke, Chris Botti, Nicholas
Payton, Charles McPherson, Wycliffe Gordon, David "Fathead" Newman, and
Slide Hampton, and has recorded with Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson,
Jeff Watts, and Tootie Heath.
Dr. Gilman has twice been an
International Jazz Ambassador through the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts and USIA, traveling to West Africa in 1999 and East and
Southern Africa in 2000.
Robb Fisher, Bassist
Fisher was a member of Cal Tjader’s groundbreaking Latin/Jazz group for
six years. He toured extensively with Tjader and recorded many albums
with the group, including the Grammy Award winning album “La Onda Va
Bien.” Fisher has also recorded with jazz musicians Art Pepper, Carmen
McCrae, and Anita O’Day.
Akira Tana, Drummer
Tana earned degrees from Harvard University and the New England
Conservatory of Music. He has performed with Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt,
Zoot Sims, Milt Jackson, and many other giants of jazz. Tana has taught
at Rutgers University, Queens College, Jersey City State College, New
York University, and is currently on the faculty at San Francisco State
University and the Jazz Conservatory of California in Berkeley,
Bennett Friedman, Saxophonist
Bennett Friedman has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the
Stanford Jazz Workshop, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Jazz
Festival, the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, and the Russian River Jazz
Festival. He has been featured as a soloist with Frank Sinatra, Rosemary
Clooney, Natalie Cole, and Marvin Gaye. Friedman has taught Jazz
Studies at SRJC since 1977. He is the recipient of a National Endowment
for the Arts grant for jazz composition.
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